Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II design has flown for the first time in a control test vehicle test at Eglin AFB, Fla., the company announced April 28, 2009. Raytheon is competing against a Lockheed Martin-Boeing team to win the rights to build the new bomb for the Air Force. Here, a mockup of the GBU-53/B in Raytheon’s booth at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 27, 2009.
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